Who has competed in both summer and winter Olympics?
Germany’s Christa Luding-Rothenburger is the only athlete to win medals in both the Summer and Winter Olympics during the same year.
After earning a gold medal in the 1984 500 meter speed skating event, Luding-Rothenburger returned in 1988 to win the silver in the same event and the gold the 1,000 meter event..
Who has competed in the most Olympics?
Ian MillarThe current record holder regardless of the sport goes to a Canadian, Ian Millar, who competed in equestrian events for 40 years, through 2012. That’s 10 Olympic games!
Who participated in the Paralympics?
MedalistsName/TeamGamesEventDevendra Jhajharia2004 AthensMen’s Javelin F44/46Rajinder Singh Rahelu2004 AthensMen’s 56 kgGirisha Nagarajegowda2012 LondonMen’s High Jump F42Mariyappan Thangavelu2016 Rio de JaneiroMen’s High Jump F428 more rows
Who is the first Paralympic athlete?
George EyserThe first athlete to do so was German American gymnast George Eyser in 1904, who had one artificial leg. Hungarian Karoly Takacs competed in shooting events in both the 1948 and 1952 Summer Olympics. He was a right-arm amputee and could shoot left-handed.
Has anyone won Olympic medals in different sports?
Frank Kugler: Multiple Sports, United States. Frank Kugler is the only athlete in Olympic history to win a medal in three different sports. In the 1904 Olympics, he won a silver medal in men’s freestyle wrestling, and bronze medals in two-hand lift, all-around dumbell and team tug-o-war.
Can you compete in 2 Olympic sports?
Edwin Flack is one of the few athletes to compete at the Olympics in two different sports: Athletics and Tennis both in 1896. (2). Nova Peris also represented Australia in two different sports at the Olympic Games: Athletics in 2000 and Hockey in 1996.